Saturday, February 8, 2020

Free and Pay-What-You-Want 5e DMs Guild Highlights: Week Ending 2.8.20

Every week, talented creators upload Dungeons and Dragons products to the DMs Guild, pricing them as free or pay-what-you-want in order to reach customers. Dozens of new free and pwyw products are added each week alone. It is a lot to sort through. My hope is that highlighting a few of each week's best supplements will help the designers get the attention they deserve.

You can find previous posts in this series HERE.

Magic Mirrors from Petr Joura

This was a really original idea for a supplement. You get ten magical mirrors, complete with hooks and encounter ideas to use in your games. Any of these would make for a cool basis of an adventure. I really loved the artwork as well.

Heroes and Foes-Waman from Eric J. Leybourne

Heroes and Foes is a cool series introducing new NPCs and adventure hooks, with stats presented for a variety of challenge levels. Here we have Waman, a dread pirate of a sort of monkey-like lineage. Includes several new magic items tied to Waman and some great art. Very useful for a Saltmarsh/nautical game. 

A Character Study from Brendan Quinn-Larsen

If you enjoy creating detailed backstories for your characters, you might want to check this out. There are two different documents, one to note your PCs appearance, and another for their background. Form-fillable and print-friendly options are included.

Great adventures start with great hooks, and I love the hook for this Ravnica-based module. The students at Prism University are abusing a new drug. Can the PCs discover the source? Part one of a new series. A lot of modules can be set anywhere, but I liked that this one is pretty inextricable from Ravnica. 

Wild Magic Warlock from Robert Baldino

I would really love to play this one. I like the idea of being able to recover a warlock spell slot, but it being risky to do so. Wild magic somehow feels more at home with the warlock as opposed to the sorcerer for me. 

Madam Ensil's Roguish Accessories from the Royal City Society and Braeden Mills

This is a really fun collection of rogue-specific items, along with the speakeasy where you can find them. Very inventive. Explosive tripwire. Hemophilic arrows tipped with venom that prevent blood from clotting. All kinds of cool stuff along with maps and NPC notes.

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